Picosecond CO2 laser for relativistic particle acceleration

I. Pogorelsky, I. Ben-Zvi, W. D. Kimura, N. A. Kurnit, F. Kannari

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A table-top 20-GW 50-ps CO2 laser system is under operation at the Brookhaven Accelerator Test Facility. We compare laser performance with model predictions. Extrapolations suggest the possibility of compact terawatt CO2 laser systems suitable as laser accelerator drivers and for other strong-field applications. Latest progress on an Inverse Cherenkov Laser Accelerator experiment is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-354
Number of pages14
JournalInfrared Physics and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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